Tiffany Ayalik on stage in Café Daughter
Tiffany Ayalik in Café Daughter | Photo: Ed Ellis

Café Daughter

Join Alberta Theatre Projects for this uplifting, family-friendly tale

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons  215 8th Ave. SE
  • Price $30 - $80
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In 1950’s small-town Saskatchewan, nine-year-old half-Chinese, half-Cree Yvette Wong struggles to find her in place in a small-minded community.

That is until an unexpected ally helps set her on a path that is destined for greatness.

An uplifting story based on the life of Chinese-Canadian and Cree Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter is a powerful, funny, and touching tale of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage.

Produced by Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, in association with Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts, this award-winning one-woman show comes to Calgary thanks to Alberta Theatre Projects and the High Performance Rodeo.

“It’s rare, vital, and truly spectacular to have such a powerful story about an Indigenous, Canadian woman told on a significant stage like ATP’s Martha Cohen Theatre,” says Festival Producer Laurel Green in a statement. “We are honoured to feature Café Daughter in our festival and champion the work of this creative team.”

Café Daughter runs January 15 to 27, 2019 at the Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons (215 8th Ave. SE).